# Activities

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What is the opportunity cost of attending class? part of Teaching Methods:Interactive Lecture Demonstrations:Examples

Students calculate the opportunity cost of attending one class. The exercise reinforces learning about implicit, explicit and total opportunity costs.

Which U.S. President generated the highest budget deficits? part of Teaching Methods:Interactive Lecture Demonstrations:Examples

Students compare budget deficits and surpluses generated between 1969 and 2008 measured in nominal terms and then as a percentage of GDP.

Total Revenue and Price Elasticity of Demand: ILD part of Teaching Methods:Interactive Lecture Demonstrations:Examples

This ILD helps students to understand the relationship between total revenue and price elasticity of demand.

Law of Diminishing Marginal Returns part of Teaching Methods:Interactive Lecture Demonstrations:Examples

An ILD to help demonstrate the Law of Diminishing Marginal Returns using an experiment.

Counting GDP part of Teaching Methods:Cooperative Learning:Examples

Working in small groups, students determine how 18 items are included in GDP (or if they are excluded.) Cards turned over one at a time encourage participation by all group members.

Economies of scale part of Teaching Methods:Cooperative Learning:Examples

Working in groups of three, students analyze economies of scale. Each student constructs an individual short-run ATC curve, then the three students collaborate to determine if there are economies or diseconomies of scale and to create the long run ATC.

Think-pair-share: Functions of money part of Teaching Methods:Cooperative Learning:Examples

This cooperative learning activity helps students gain a deeper understanding of the three functions of money and provides practice applying those ideas to real-life items.

Impact of federal deficits part of Teaching Methods:Cooperative Learning:Examples

Based on a fable about government debt, students identify the relevance of crowding out, monetizing a debt, external debt, and stimulus spending.

Shape of the demand curve part of Teaching Methods:Interactive Lecture Demonstrations:Examples

A classroom auction reveals reservation prices and a demand curve for an introductory economics course.

The unemployment rate for the class part of Teaching Methods:Interactive Lecture Demonstrations:Examples

After predicting what the unemployment rate will be for students in the class, a confidential survey modeled on the Current Population Survey questions is used to gather data about each student's employment. Students use this data to measure the class unemployment rate and then assess its accuracy.